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Catching Up!

Well, so much has happened since I last got to blog. I started my 300 hour teacher training. We became LMT’s!

AND we became business owners! How exciting is that, or frightful? We opened our own massage establishment and it has a perfect place for yoga!

We have been so busy trying to get our permits in order and licenses together, we haven’t had time to breathe yet.

Our massage business is called Recharge! We all know our batteries are low already, it’s time we recharge them back up. I’m trying to practice what I preach with keeping my body in shape and eating healthier.

I didn’t realize how much I missed you guys! Namaste 🙏 talk soon!

4 Yoga Poses To Help Beat Your Sneaky Leak.

Whether we complain to our girlfriends or suffer in silence, about 1 in 4 of us has experienced that embarrassing Um, did I just…? moment while coughing, laughing, sneezing, or exercising. The main culprit: a weak pelvic floor—something a little yoga could help fix, according to new research. Women who participated in a yoga-therapy program for 6 weeks experienced a 70% decrease in their incontinence frequency.

Try these simple moves, making sure to relax the pelvic floor on each inhale and contract it on each exhale. “It should feel like you’re doing Kegel exercises that are linked to your breath,” says yoga teacher and physical therapist Bill Gallagher.

Malasana

Stand with feet about mat-width apart, toes off mat and heels on it. Bend knees and lower into a squat. Separate thighs slightly wider than torso and press elbows against inner thighs, bringing palms together in front of chest. Lengthen spine, moving tailbone toward floor and lifting crown of head toward ceiling. Breathe deeply. Hold 1 minute.
Why it works: This pose lengthens the pelvic floor, allowing it to contract more forcefully.

Reclined Bound Angle

Lie on mat with knees bent and feet flat on floor. Bring soles of feet together and allow knees to fall out to sides. Rest arms by sides with palms up. Close eyes and breathe deeply. Hold 1 minute.
Why it works: Your inner thighs help stabilize your pelvic floor. When they’re flexible, you’re able to activate your pelvic muscles more deeply.

Legs Up the Wall

Sit on floor with 1 side of body grazing wall. Swing legs up against wall and slowly lower back and head to floor, keeping legs straight. Allow hands to fall out to sides, palms facing up. Close eyes and breathe deeply, relaxing into pose. Hold 1 minute.
Why it works: “The change in gravity puts a little pressure on your diaphragm, allowing you to breathe more deeply and to fully relax the pelvic muscles without any fear of spillage,” Gallagher says.

Balasana

Kneel with knees mat-width apart and toes touching. Walk hands forward and lower torso between thighs, resting forehead and nose on mat. Extend arms and press palms into mat and hips toward heels. Close eyes and breathe deeply. Hold 1 minute.
Why it works: “To be strong, your pelvic floor also needs to be flexible,” Gallagher says. “This pose opens up your lower back, allowing your pelvic floor to expand and stretch with each inhale.”

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Online Videos

I have had so much fun doing the videos and posting them. I’m trying to gain confidence in teaching more and using a calm yoga voice.

I’m still working on my terminology when cueing. Rome wasn’t built in a day right? As long as some folks check it out I’m happy!

Made a YouTube Channel

Yeah, I’m delving into the world of video making! It’s actually pretty fun, I wish I was a little more tech savvy to really have some editing fun! Any way here is my channel if you want to check it out?

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGTJoZFdeSjZIdqTfXKOS-Q

MBLEX PASSED

The wife and I passed our Massage Exam on Friday May 1st. Not only was it my grandsons 2nd birthday, but is was May Day!

We filled out our application for our license, sent in everything that was required, and now we wait!

We are so happy to almost be Licensed Massage Therapists. I feel lost not studying right now lol!

We can’t wait to figure out what we are gonna do lol! We will keep ya posted on when we get that coveted license!

Oh Sunday Sunday!

I talked about trying to relax yesterday, for people like me it’s especially difficult.

We were told “early bird catches the worm” “a rolling rock gathers no moss” and my all time favorite lol “if you have time to lean, you have time to clean”.

Now we know, most of us who can’t “chill out” or our day planners are maxed out, it’s because being still makes us think.

Staying busy is often times a trauma response. It’s part of the avoidance aspect.

Yoga 🧘🏼‍♀️ has helped me tap into slowing down, meditation has helped me let the feelings or emotions come and go as needed.

There is a lot on my plate right now, unfortunately I put it there. Hopefully, I can scale down my next month, and I’m not talking about May lol!

Namaste 🙏

Flying Today!

So I started on a new adventure, since we are on limited exposure to our friends and clients I thought I would try my hand at using an online platform to teach yoga 🧘🏼‍♀️

I was going to do my first video today, but we got busy and doing my job always comes first. I’m a little disappointed I won’t lie. I had my whole warm up ready to show everyone.

So unfortunately it will have to be tomorrow darn it! If you get a chance and want to help me out here is the website.

https://www.patreon.com/NamasteYogaForAll

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